Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - A flock of Red Knots in breeding plumage was a fun surprise, along with the Black-bellied Plover in crisp black colors.... Beach photography at Fort De Soto: Black-bellied Plover in flight, Red Knot, Royal Tern courtship, Least Tern courtship, Black Skimmers, Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage For years I've read…... Read more

Shorebirds in Flight

Early May Shorebirds at Fort De Soto

May 28, 2019 - It's the best time of the year to find Red Knots in breeding plumage, Black-bellied Plovers with actual black bellies, and enjoy the courtship activities of the birds planning to stick around for the summer.... Red Knots are another good bird that passes by Fort De Soto in early spring....…... Read more

Red Knot

Vacation Beginnings at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2015 -  The Red Knot is a bird that migrates through Florida each spring as the birds fly from the southern tip of South America to their breeding grounds in the Arctic....  I was pleased to see many Red Knots that morning, several of them molting into their reddish breeding color.... Read more

More from the North Beach Shores at Fort De Soto…

March 30, 2012 - I had such a good morning at Fort De Soto a few weekends ago, and it's taken me that long to finish going through my images!  I had four lifers that day: Common Loon, Red Knot, Lark Sparrow, and my first non-captive Great Horned Owls, with baby!  Combine that opportunity…... Read more